Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Protecting your child from germs

I've always been the kind of person that didn't worry about germs. Don't wash my hands much, pacifier on the floor? No big deal. I don't wipe carts, baby can touch the dog, blah blah blah.

There ARE things I do to keep things clean. We sterilize bottles daily. Pacifiers once or twice a week. More often if necessary. And yes, if they are visibly dirty when the fall I will clean them.

And then...
Baby got sick. It was a cold, no big deal. That definitely not the kind of germs I worry about.

Then baby came down with a rash. One the doctor doesn't seem to know what it is, other than " it's not an allergy or reaction". Uh ok. So we are waiting it out for a week and going from there.

In the meantime I bought some products that should help protect him from some of the places he touches that never get washed.

Like shopping carts.
We went with the taggies brand cover and he seemed to like it. Played with the tags and he sat up very well in it.  It has a strap that secures him to the cover, and the cover is strapped onto the cart pretty well.

He wouldn't look at me during this photo because he was watching some seagulls.

I was using the NoJo Secure Me, but that only held him in. He could still touch the cart.

And like the table at restaurants.
At restaurants we mostly use the Inglesina Fast Table Chair, which I only have good things to say about. Those wooden high chairs seem dangerous to me for a baby just learning to sit.  Especially a baby that flings himself around as much as possible.  Maybe in a few months..

To cover the table I got the Summer Tiny Diner Mat.  This is neat because it suctions to the table, is heavy duty, and catches spills, all at the same time.

Hopefully these efforts will help to keep the weird rashes at bay...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Baby shower blanket

Lately when I've attended baby showers my go to gifts are a blanket and burp rags. I sell these blankets on my etsy shop, and I even made one for my little one ( his is slightly more custom).

For this upcoming shower the mommy is having a girl so I was excited to pick the delicate fabrics that lend themselves well to girls.

Here is a preview of the blanket and burp cloths!

Monday, January 7, 2013

6 month mash up

Rolling over
First tooth
Balancing in a crawl position
Standing with help
Loves tickles
and whistling
and favorite toys
and the remote...
Pets his dog whenever he walks by

Home from the Holidays

The holidays were very busy this year,  and starting back in early December I began all my crocheting projects.  We traveled to the east coast for a week, and now we are finally back home.  It has really taken me a week to get back into the swing of things, and I'm still feeling over tired somehow...

Here are some photos from our trip.

Leaving from Babcia's
 Lucked out an an empty seat! (Only on one flight of four, and we actually laughed at when we asked once... doesn't hurt to try!)

Visiting a dear friend in NYC
 Driving hours and hours in the snow

Griffin was able to meet all his cousins and great aunts and great grandparents, but he did catch his first cold, which we are still getting over...

So finally, to you all...